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Column: What Do You Look For In Leadership?

Column: What Do You Look For In Leadership?

[Opinion column written by OBA Shadow Minister for Home Affairs & Legal Affairs Scott Pearman] What do you look for in political leadership? The May 6 sitting of the House of Assembly saw a marked contrast of political styles from two MPs sitting on the Government benches. One MP was very much the slick politician of the modern age: smooth talking;... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Concession Bill Is A Historic Giveaway’

Column: ‘Concession Bill Is A Historic Giveaway’

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Dr Douglas DeCouto] On Friday, the PLP Government failed the people of Bermuda with yet another demonstration of the PLP’s lack of accountability, lack of forthrightness, and lack of ability. The Fairmont Southampton concession bill is a historic giveaway to the developers that shows that David Burt as Finance... Read more of this article

Column: ‘The Practice Of Whataboutism’

Column: ‘The Practice Of Whataboutism’

[Opinion column written by OBA’s Dwayne Robinson] Definition of ‘whataboutism’: the act or practice of responding to an accusation of wrongdoing by claiming that an offense committed by another is similar or worse. [Merriam- Webster dictionary] Anyone who follows politics globally or locally will know how common the practice of “whataboutism”... Read more of this article

Column: Why Wait For Mother’s Day?

Column: Why Wait For Mother’s Day?

[Written by Kisha Tyrrell] It is evident that on Mother’s Day, women everywhere are reminded to take the day for selfcare. If the last three years have taught us anything, we have learned that we shouldn’t be waiting for ‘Self-care Sunday’, our birthdays, and definitely not until Mother’s Day to prioritize our needs. And on top of that,... Read more of this article

Column: Water Conscious, Energy, Save Money

Column: Water Conscious, Energy, Save Money

[Column written by BELCO] Being water conscious is not only good for the environment but could also result in a significant reduction in your household energy consumption, which will in turn help you save money.Much of the energy consumed around water usage is due to appliances using electricity to heat water, which includes water heaters, dishwashers,... Read more of this article

Column: MP Caesar On Tourism, Hotel & More

Column: MP Caesar On Tourism, Hotel & More

[Opinion column written by MP Crystal Caesar] The Government’s support for the development project on the Fairmont Southampton site is essential to jumpstart our tourism industry and add desperately needed hotel beds to our product. It will mean hundreds of jobs and opportunities for Bermudians. Over the years, successive governments [UBP, PLP and... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Why Can’t We Compete With Jamaica?’

Column: ‘Why Can’t We Compete With Jamaica?’

[Column written by Dr. Freddie Evans] Despite Bermuda having a lot to celebrate after the 49th Carifta Games held in Kingston, Jamaica. One of the first questions I was asked upon my return is “Why can’t we compete with Jamaica?” After the Covid cancellation of Carifta for the last two years, the Bermuda National Athletic Association [BNAA] and... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Minimum Wage Will Become A Reality’

Column: ‘Minimum Wage Will Become A Reality’

[Opinion column written by MP Lovitta Foggo] Beyond all of the economic data and statistics, there is a moral question at the heart of any discussion around a minimum wage. Do we, as a society, accept that there are people in Bermuda who work full time for wages that trap them in poverty, and if so, what are we prepared to do about it? Fortunately,... Read more of this article

Column: April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

Column: April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

[Column written by Dr. Jagpreet Chhatwal] April is Alcohol Awareness Month in Bermuda. While many of us enjoy a glass of wine with a meal or to celebrate a special occasion or holiday, alcohol consumption can tip into abuse more easily than you might expect. With the advent of the pandemic in 2020, many people began to drink more at home than they had... Read more of this article

Column: BELCO Journey Towards Sustainability

Column: BELCO Journey Towards Sustainability

[Column written by BELCO's Krista Barnes] Dear Residents of Bermuda, On Earth Day 2021, we made a bold and public commitment to you. We promised to join you, unifying our efforts, to ensure Bermuda’s journey towards sustainability is progressive, efficient, innovative, and sound. While our journey towards sustainability is ongoing, our unwavering... Read more of this article

Column: Raising A Child With Special Needs

Column: Raising A Child With Special Needs

[Written by Carla Seely] The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary defines the term special needs as “any of various difficulties [such as a physical, emotional, behavioral, or learning disability or impairment] that causes an individual to require additional or specialized services or accommodations [such as in education or recreation].” For families... Read more of this article

Column: Innovation, Collaboration & Investment

Column: Innovation, Collaboration & Investment

[Written by Shana Williams and Dr. Nicola Paugh] The recent rise in incidents of community violence is horrific and saddening. Gun and knife crime at the hands of increasingly younger individuals should have everyone paying attention. However, it should not be surprising given the socio-economic conditions long existing in our community, exacerbated... Read more of this article

CURB: Solutions Must Be Multifaceted & Inclusive

CURB: Solutions Must Be Multifaceted & Inclusive

[Column written by Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda] The recent tragedy of the loss of life of two young Black males has once again brought grief and mourning to a community already reeling from too many violent deaths over the last few years. Two families traumatized by the loss of a beloved spouse, father, son, brother, nephew and the struggle... Read more of this article